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Manage your career the entrepreneurial way

career, direction, purposePeople say that the two most important days of your life, is the day you are born and the day you figure out why.

Purpose

The “why” deals with one’s purpose in life, i.e. having a sense of direction; for you to have something you feel led to accomplish during your lifetime. Simon Sinek reckons that when we have a clear sense of where we’re going, we are flexible in how we get there.

My understanding of Sinek’s comment is that following the right direction (purpose) is more important than ... continue reading

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Black Tuesday – a new reality

Recession, roller coaster, business, economy, down, In my newsletter and blog post of the first week in December 2018, I warned as follow about a difficult first quarter in 2019:

Prediction

“At present most businesses look forward to increased sales during the festive season and “Back-to-School” business in January. But February 2019 I think might become a challenge. Although I do not like to be negative, I think it is necessary to be cautious with spending during the festive season and especially on credit.
There is just so much uncertainty about government policy regarding land reform
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Without my job, who am I?

cardboard, job, old, future, unemployed, joblessThe last official unemployment figure for South Africa I heard of was more than 27% while many people estimate it to be much higher. Comparing it to a 25% unemployment rate at the height of the Great Depression during the 1930s, we realise we need more than just political promises for South Africa.

Driving through towns and especially industrial areas and seeing how many business premises are empty, I realize that it confirms the high unemployment figures that we read about in newspapers.

Unemployed?

Usually we are not very concerned ... continue reading

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Jy die Entrepreneur – Radio Namakwaland

 

 

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Pioneers and freelancers

employee, freelancer, correct, check, boxI read an article by Amanda Visser on Network 24 about the changing environment of the workplace. Now, I’ve previously written about the fourth industrial revolution which forms the backdrop for the enormous and

dramatic changes that is expected to take place in the workplace.

Freelancers

It is estimated that thirty years ago only about 6% of the American labour force was made up of freelance workers, while it is estimated that by the year 2020 about 40% of their labour force will be freelancers.

Freelancers are basically entrepreneurs

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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